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Ho Ho Holbrook Festival of Lights this weekend

Holbrook Pond Recreation Area will glow with Christmas decorations to delight children and adults alike during the Ho Ho Holbrook Festival of Lights from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

December 08, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Tree lightings are Thursday, Friday

The Christmas tree outside Club Stewart will come to life and Santa will greet children during the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

December 01, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Small Business Saturday coming

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the city of Richmond Hill and the Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau, announce Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29, as well as a "Shop, Dine & Play Local This Holiday Season ... And Beyond" marketing message.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Carl Sanders: A great man did great things

On my "to-do" list last week was a reminder to call former Gov. Carl Sanders and see if he had any thoughts on how to get the field at Sanford Stadium named for UGA's former coach and athletic director Vince Dooley. I knew he would like the idea and perhaps could jerk a few chains I seem to have been unable to rattle thus far.

November 26, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Sound off for Nov. 26

These opinions are not the News'. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can neither verify sources nor their motives. Call 756-4021 to leave a message.

November 26, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Lifestyle


Outlaw policing for profit in Georgia

Back in 1966, Bobby Fuller sang about, "Robbin' people with a six-gun, I fought the law and the law won." And rightfully so - robbery is a crime. But what happens when it's the law doing the robbing and the law wins?

November 26, 2014 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


New RH plant sets job fair

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will host a job fair from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center to fill a number of positions with Caesarstone Technology at its new $120 million manufacturing facility in Richmond Hill.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Lineman honored for rescuing firefighter

A lineman at Coastal Electric Cooperative has been recognized by a state cooperative association for saving the life of a firefighter injured during a tree-removal operation.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Families, pets can meet Santa

It might be normal to hear, "ruff ruff ruff" when walking past PawParazzi Pet Boutique, but soon people will also hear, "Ho ho ho."

November 26, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Life on the Hill


See and Be Seen: RH Farmers Market redux

Tuesday was the last Richmond Hill Farmers' Market of the year. The market, which takes place at J.F. Gregory Park every Tuesday, will start back up in April 2015. Harvey Lashley will be the new market manager next year. Tiffany Stroud was there with her camera.

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Life on the Hill


The next 7 days

Nov. 28-29: Movie Night Under the Stars - The Ice Cream Stop in Richmond Hill invites the community to a free family fun night of movie watching under the stars. Friday evening's showing will be a PG-rated movie, and Saturday night's movie will be rated G. The movies will begin at dusk. Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs. Visit the The Ice Cream Stop's Facebook page for more information.

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Life on the Hill


Area gearing up for holiday celebrations

Richmond Hill's 19th annual Star-Spangled Christmas Parade will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Teacher earns Georgia Power grant

ATLANTA - Richmond Hill Elementary School teacher Jennifer Cox is among the recipients of Georgia Power's annual New Teacher Assistance Grants, the company announced this week.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


RHHS sails in regatta at Sunbury

Eighteen two-man teams set off in 15-foot sailboats down the Medway River during the North Points League Sailing Regatta on Saturday, Nov. 22.

November 26, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Sports


Take limits off God to improve life

In today's society, we have been inclined to live a life of limits that are beneath God's calling.

November 25, 2014 | By Pastor Henry Frasier Jr. Columnist | Faith


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Pembroke holds tree lighting

Pembroke on Saturday officially lit the city's Christmas tree. This coming weekend, Pembroke will host the 31st annual Christmas in Pembroke Parade & Festival from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 on Main Street and throughout the city. For coverage of all these events and more holiday festivities, pick up a copy of the Bryan County News.

December 08, 2014 | | Local news


Former Midway Mayor Don Emmons dies

Don Emmons, 74, of Midway, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Bryan County Health and Rehabilitation Center after a short illness.

December 08, 2014 | Special to the News | News


Festival focuses on Geechee culture

Geechee Kunda hosted its 10th annual Old Time Riceboro Sugarcane Harvest and Arts n' Crafts Show last weekend as part of the center's effort to preserve the history of the Geechee culture.

December 08, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Lifestyle


Here's a year-end financial check-list

As 2014 draws to a close, you may want to look back on the progress you've made this past year in various areas of your life - and that certainly includes progress toward your financial goals.

December 07, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Creation reveals God's existence

All mankind has to do is to look at God's creation and conclude from it that God exists.

December 06, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


ABBA tribute band headlines Rotary fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill's annual fundraiser will feature the ABBA Girlz/ABBA Tribute Band live in concert from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Richmond Hill City Center.

December 06, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Prescribed burns prevent wildfires, help wildlife

You may begin noticing smoke in the air from time to time as tree farmers conduct prescribed burns.

December 05, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Life can be ultimate carnival ride

If you are a fan either of the Bulldogs or the Yellow Jackets, you rode that coaster hard last Saturday. In all of my years of watching football (or any other sport), I do not remember a time when a game has swung back and forth like that. Even a basketball game with a one-point difference doesn't feel like that.

December 05, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


'Pengiuns...' never takes flight

"The Penguins of Madagascar" is a spin-off from the successful "Madagascar" animated franchise, and while it has its moments of energy and humor, I think it would've been much more successful as a DVD release.

December 05, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


BCES helps Santa visit neighborhoods

Bryan County Emergecy Services will again give Santa a ride this year, and he is asking for donations of unwrapped boys and girls toys so that he can help some less-fortunate children in the area. Kris Kringle's holiday visiting schedule:

December 05, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


BCES campaign benefits United Way

The Bryan County Elementary School Student Council participated in the 2014 United Way Campaign to help raise funds for those in need. These students collected over 900 food items for the Thanksgiving food drive to help the United Way provide Thanksgiving dinners in our community. Student Council representatives also placed recycled milk jugs in all classrooms to encourage everyone to donate their change, as well as having a community lemonade stand managed by Helen Gaddis, Stacy Callahan and Taylor Flemming. These efforts resulted in $586.41 being raised for the United Way and helped the school to surpass its goal ...

December 05, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Second forum draws bigger crowd

The second of three community forums on proposed attendance zone for the new McAllister Elementary school in South Bryan drew dozens of people to Richmond Hill Middle School on Thursday night.

December 04, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Ben Franklin knew how to prevent strokes

Maybe you have heard the saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

December 04, 2014 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Lifestyle


Seek the crown, preach the gospel -- part 1

The Gospel message is to be preached to the entire world.

December 04, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


RH breaks ground on sidewalk project

The City Council of Richmond Hill broke ground Thursday afternoon on the city's sidewalk project, a system of sidewalks connecting neighborhoods to schools, parks and retail establishments. The project came about as a result of a needs assessment completed earlier this year, which identified the areas with a "gap in service" related to the provision of sidewalks and pedestrian connectivity to critical destinations in the city.

December 04, 2014 | | News


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